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What Is Turf War Event - How To Start Monster Turf War

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Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide about the Turf War event. Check out how to trigger & start monster Turf War, which monsters fight each other, pros & cons, and more!

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What Is A Monster Turf War?

2 Large Monsters Meet & Fight Over Territory

2 Large Monsters Meet & Fight Over Territory

In Monster Hunter World, a "Turf War" is when 2 large monsters meet and fight over the shared space. They both do significant damage to each other and the stronger one usually wins - with the losing monster moving into another area.

Not All Monsters Initiate A Turf War

Not all monsters that meet each will start a Turf War. You can check if it's a legitimate Turf War when you see the prompt on the right side of the screen.

Monsters Attack Each Other Even Without Turf War

Even if monsters don't initiate a Turf War, they can still attack each other. They can also pull the aggression of the other monster away from you, making them attack each other instead.

Causes HP Damage & Can Break Parts

Causes HP Damage & Can Break Parts

Monsters that are caught in a Turf War can cause significant damage to each other. They do special moves that can lower HP bars and even break monster parts.

How To Trigger A Turf War

Make 2 Specific Monsters Meet In Large Area

Make 2 Specific Monsters Meet In Large Area

Not all large monsters that meet will start a Turf War. You need 2 specific large monsters and they need to be in a large area to fight it out. You can keep a monster in a certain area by using traps or flash pods until the other monster arrives.

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Use Dung Pods To Move Monsters Around

Use Dung Pods To Move Monsters Around

If you're having trouble finding and witnessing a Turf War, you can use Dung Pods to move monsters around. Dung Pods make monsters leave their current area and move to another that they normally frequent.

Pros & Cons Of Monster Turf War

Monsters Will Damage Each Other

Monsters Will Damage Each Other

When there's a Turf War, monsters will turn their attention away from you and focus on each other instead. They'll do a significant amount of damage to each other which will make it easier for you to defeat them later on.

Monster Aggression Moves Away From You

During a Turf War, you have a few moments to yourself - you can recover & sharpen. The monsters' aggression will be turned away from you, giving you a chance to breathe and next your plan of attack.

2 Monsters To Fight In 1 Area

Turf Wars can be dangerous as there are now 2 large monsters in one area. After their battle, unless one monster moves away immediately, their focus and aggression can turn to you.

Turf War Moves Can Damage You

Most monsters will have special moves during the Turf War and being too near them when they're flinging each other around can actually hurt you. It's best to keep away when the Turf War begins.

Laid Down Traps Will Get Destroyed

If you're looking to lay down a trap, it's best not to do so during a Turf War. If the two feuding monsters hit your trap during a Turf War, they won't be caught in it but the trap will get destroyed, wasting precious resources.

Monster Turf War Chart Per Area

Monsters That Initiate Turf War In All Areas

All Areas
Bazelgeuse BazelgeuseVSDeviljho Deviljho

Ancient Forest Turf Wars

Ancient Forest
Great Jagras Great Jagras VSAnjanath Anjanath
Tobi Kadachi Tobi Kadachi VSAnjanath Anjanath
Rathalos Rathalos or Azure Rathalos Azure Rathalos
VSAnjanath Anjanath
Rathalos Rathalos VSDeviljho Deviljho

Wildspire Waste Turf Wars

Wildspire Waste
Jyuratodus JyuratodusVSBarroth Barroth
Diablos Diablos or Black Diablos Black Diablos
VSBarroth Barroth
Diablos Diablos
VSRathian Rathian
Black Diablos Black Diablos
VSPink Rathian Pink Rathian
Diablos DiablosVSBlack Diablos Black Diablos
Diablos DiablosVSDeviljho Deviljho

Coral Highlands Turf Wars

Coral Highlands
Odogaron Odogaron
VSTzitzi-Ya-Ku Tzitzi-Ya-Ku
Odogaron Odogaron
VS Paolumu Paolumu
Legiana Legiana
VS Paolumu Paolumu
Legiana LegianaVSDeviljho Deviljho

Rotten Vale Turf Wars

Rotten Vale
Odogaron Odogaron
VSRadobaan Radobaan
Odogaron Odogaron VS Vaal Hazak Vaal Hazak

Elder's Recess Turf Wars

Elder's Recess
Kushala Daora Kushala DaoraVSTeostra Teostra
Kushala Daora Kushala DaoraVSNergigante Nergigante
Teostra TeostraVSNergigante Nergigante

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